askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Leaving Port

What is your favorite Port to start your cruise from?  ie: Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, etc?  Why??

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noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Boston - because it is our home and departing out of this port is the simplest arrangement we can possibly imagine.

 

 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I like Galveston -- close enough for an easy drive (only about 5 - 6 hours) and the port is in the middle of a shopping area. Also plenty of hotels nearby, as well as the Galveston Boardwalk. For flyers, though, it is a bit of a distance from the Houston airports.

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Personally I like Miami.  I am a flyer so port distance really doesn't mean much to me.  I found that Miami was very well organized, clean and did not feel like a bus terminal!

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Is this a trick question?

Any port to start a cruise from is my favourite....c'mon.... I'm starting a cruise...Does it get much better????

Ewoodspark
Contributor Level: Captain

I don't think you could beat the sailaway from Venice. The views of St Mark's Square and the water boats on the canals are unbeatable

Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain

Tampa Bay

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

My Favorite for convenience is the Port of Los Angeles or Long Beach because I can take a limo service and be at the port in 1/2 hour.

 

My overall favorite port is Rome because I get to spend a week or two in Rome pre or post cruise and get to cruise the Mediterranean and Europe. It is also a great starting point for transatlantic cruise ending back in the USA. This gets me time in my favorite city eating my favorite foods and 2 weeks on a ship so no jet lag when back home.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Manhattan. NY.  Because we live nearby. Now about 15 min.

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

I couldn't agree more!

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

 

Yes!

 

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